11 February 2008

Musical Monday

I missed posting an album last week, so to make up for it, we have my entire collection of David Bowie albums on vinyl. This does not include my Bowie CDs or tapes.

As you can probably guess, I was a Bowie fan. Still am. I have a lot of admiration for his music, his lyrics, his theatrical styles and his art.

I wasn't what you'd call a hard core fan (i.e. I didn't dress and cut my hair in the latest Bowie character's style) like some did, but I bought everything I could get my hands on, including a few bootlegs. That wasn't easy in the Hunter, so I relied on a friend getting them from Sydney for me. Trouble was, she was even more into Bowie , so I only got what she didn't want.

Bowie's concerts were the absolute best! Such a showman. He was doing theatrical shows long before anyone else, and you always knew that his concert tours were well worth the money and the sitting all day outside the Showground so you could get right down the front (with your smuggled in camera - no digital cameras back then either) and be right there! Awesome!

Favourites? Mmmm, that's a hard one. I love Low, Heroes, Diamond Dogs and StationtoStation, best, I think, but there are individual tracks on various albums that I love, too.

My 26 year old daughter grew up hearing Bowie. In fact, we used to put Bowie on for her to go to sleep. None of that soft lullaby stuff for her! LOL

When both of our kids were old enough to sit and listen to stories, they loved listening to Bowie narrating Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, backed by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's my favourite narration of Peter.


  1. Have you ever seen him in the old movie Labyrinth? He plays a rather evil yet hynotising character!

  2. Dy, are you kidding?
    I own it on VHS and also on DVD!
    The kids and I used to be able to quote slabs of it, once, and we all knew the songs.